Manufacturing

January 26, 2023

Frequently Cited OSHA Standards – 2022

OSHA keeps records not only of the most frequently cited standards overall but also within particular industries for each fiscal year. Understanding these standards and taking proactive steps to avoid violations can go a long way toward ensuring workplace safety. When it comes to the manufacturing industry, the following standards were most cited in 2022:...

January 11, 2023

5 Trends in Digital Security Transformation to Watch For in 2023

A June 2020 study by McKinsey & Company found that the pandemic has accelerated the digital economy by 7 years. The digital adoption of applications for corporate work, in conjunction with tech solutions for physical security, is not just a temporary fix. These solutions are here to stay. As new technologies and digital solutions transform security operations,...

December 20, 2022

Economic Factors Will Dictate Risk Trends for 2023

While there are varying measurements of what qualifies as a recession, the consensus is that rising interest rates and high inflation will continue to put the financial squeeze on Americans in the new year. In these economic conditions, it’s likely insurance companies will see an uptick in claims related to inflation and the heightened cost...

December 14, 2022

It’s a Wrap: Key Issues Insurers Faced in 2022

Insurers faced some tough challenges in 2022, including a few that threatened their very existence. Astronomical jury verdicts, AI deep fakes, seemingly unending numbers of claims seeking compensation for coronavirus business shutdowns — more than a few industry lawyers spent sleepless nights beating back litigation that targeted the very core of the industry’s stability. Here’s...

October 28, 2022

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls During Winter

As temperatures begin to drop, walkways can quickly become hazardous due to snow and ice. Winter slips and falls at businesses are common sources of injuries for visitors and employees alike. As an employer, it’s crucial to maintain the safety of your property and keep your employees and visitors safe. Whether you take care of...

May 18, 2022

Why Are US Commercial Insurance Rates Continuing to Climb?

A new report from the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) has looked into the impact of inflationary pressures on commercial lines insurance in the US and identified three main drivers of commercial insurance rate increases. “Insurers and agents continue to look for ways to reduce costs while still meeting all obligations to policyholders, but as claims...

May 17, 2022

How to Learn from Accidents in the Workplace

Workplace accidents are serious and frequently result in severe injuries – even death.  As a business owner, you’d like to believe it couldn’t happen to you, but that isn’t always the case.  Regardless of the stringent safety protocols, you have in place – never say never. How these incidents occur and the seriousness of an...

March 1, 2022

5 Trending Captive-Insurance Considerations for 2022

If 2020 and 2021 showed us anything, it’s that the unexpected can and will happen — whether it’s a global pandemic, a cargo ship blocking one of the world’s busiest trade routes or a storm creating a widespread power outage. These unforeseen risks are difficult to predict and insure against, which made captive insurance, with its ability...

January 24, 2022

Labor Shortages and Business Liability Risks

The past year has seen labor shortages across industry lines. According to a recent study from the Society for Human Resource Management, nearly 90% of businesses are having a hard time filling open positions. These shortages have resulted from various factors, many of which are related to individuals reevaluating their employment priorities due to the...

December 14, 2021

OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal Year 2021

Each year, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) releases preliminary data to support their latest Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards list at the National Safety Council’s Safety Congress & Expo. With a slight delay in last year’s data release due to COVID-19, the Administration is back on track announcing the new Top 10...

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